Hillary Clinton’s new campaign strategy is to claim that Donald Trump is the candidate of the KKK, conveniently leaving out the fact that Hillary herself described Robert Byrd – a KKK leader who once called black people “mongrels,” as her “friend and mentor”.
Earlier today, the Clinton campaign released a video which “makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.”
“The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” says a robed KKK Imperial Wizard in the clip.
Hillary is also set to give a speech today in which she will attack the Trump-supporting “Alt-Right” by demonizing it as racist and misogynistic.
However, Hillary’s attempt to denounce Trump by linking him with the KKK is laced with hypocrisy because Hillary herself called once praised ex-KKK kingpin Robert Byrd as her “friend and mentor”.
Byrd became the leader of a KKK chapter when he was 24-years-old because he didn’t want to fight alongside “race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds,” during World War II.
“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side,” vowed Byrd in a 1944 letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS).
Byrd subsequently wrote another letter in 1946 in which he asserted that, “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.”
Bill Clinton later justified Byrd’s KKK history by saying he was just “trying to get elected”.
After his death in 2010, Clinton gave a glowing eulogy to Byrd in a video that was uploaded to the State Department’s official YouTube page.
“Today our country has lost a true American original, my friend and mentor Robert C. Byrd,” said Clinton, praising the Senator as “a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility.”
“From my first day in the Senate, I sought out his guidance, and he was always generous with his time and his wisdom. I admired his tireless advocacy for his West Virginia constituents, his fierce defense of the Constitution and the traditions of the Senate, and his passion for a government that improves the lives of the people it serves,” added Clinton.
She said that she would “continue to rely on (Byrd’s) advice and counsel” even after his death.
While the pro-Clinton media will hound Trump over him being endorsed by the likes of David Duke and KKK members, when Hillary was endorsed by the pro-Taliban father of Pulse nightclub terrorist Omar Mateen, she was given a free pass.
Hillary’s KKK demonization of Trump today will also be slavishly parroted by the press with no mention whatsoever of Clinton’s deep personal ties to Robert Byrd – a once vehemently racist KKK leader.